Thirty Second Doom

Retro genre flicks are proliferating at the moment — and the next in line is a retro scifi serial, made to replicate the sort of thing often seen before cinema features. They were melodramatic and action-packed, cheaply made and ending in a cliffhanger (so you’d come back next week to see the following episode).

Thirty Second Doom includes a cool robot and here is a test sequence filmed to run the retrobot through his paces:

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Weird Robot War

Check out this robot war. It’s also sound based, like the one a few posts back

Classic Robot Art

In these pictures, fine art paintings and sculptures have been manipulated (using Photoshop) to represent the artistic endeavours of a robot world (what is referred to as “Borgged Art”). They were created as entries in a Worth1000.com competition.

Robot Crusades by”monkeyknife” (click on this one to get a bigger view)

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Robo Thinker by “Redbull_UK”

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ModaLisa by “spaceship222”:

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ikon by “DeVersion”:

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There are many more in the Worth1000 Galleries: Gallery 1 and Gallery 2

Robot-13

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This is Robot-13. He’s the main protagonist of a cool new comic by Thomas Hall and Daniel Bradford. Robot-13 struggles with ontological issues and wanders the world seeking answers to the perennial question: “Who am I?” He also wants to know WHY he is — though in the meantime he feels an impulsive need to defend humanity against giant mythological monsters.

Find out more about him on Undead Backbrain.

Cyborg Insects

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Sydney-based conceptual artist Dean Christ has been building what he calls his UBYKA ARMY™. It is, he claims, the new evolution of bio-warfare: “a glimpse of a near future of hyper-aggressive and high-tech cyborg insect weapons to establish a new world order…. Their mission: eradicate the human race and bring peace to planet earth. This was not called genocide. It was called recalibration.”


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“At the turn of the 21st century, the Pentagon’s D.A.R.P.A (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) advanced biomechanics into the UBYKA phase – machine-insect interfaces by placing micro-mechanical systems inside the insects during the early stages of metamorphosis.

These UBYKA cyborg animals were superior in strength and agility, and enhanced with the latest technology including self-mending nanotechnology.”

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Great stuff! And they’re for sale.

Check out the full range, and their specifications, here.

Ditko’s Robot War

Comic artist Steve Ditko and Mort Todd produced a one-page comic series under the name Robot War — for Cracked Magazine (remember that?). It’s a robotic version of the Spy vs Spy strip that appeared in Mad. Here’s an example from issue 225 (1987):

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Horse of Steel

This bit of retro robotic silliness is pretty cool, eh?

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